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Black-waved flannel moth

Lagoa crispata


Hodges 4644. Creamy-white, fluffy thorax with soft black dots, some caramel brown mottling and scribbly, pencil-like lines that look like short cloth fibers on fore wings. Daintily serrated wing tips. Looks like it is wearing tiny black shoes.


Came to porch light in area bordered by deciduous woods and grassy field.


This moth's caterpillars have venomous hairs. I handled this moth for picture taking but probably would do so again only after being reassured that it also doesn't cause skin irritation or other negative reactions....I wound up with a large, watery blister which may or may not have been caused by contact with this pretty little moth.

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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